I was listening to the radio yesterday and the topic was the couple in Vancouver that tried to sell their baby on Craig's list for $10,000 (way too little if you ask me, but maybe they just needed to make a quick buck). Anyway, it brought up the following question:
Why does the government have the right to tell a couple that they can't be compensated for giving someone else their baby?
I'd be interested to know what others think. I am a strong proponent of small government and allowing people as much freedom as possible (for example, being able to choose what kind of light bulbs we use in our homes), but I think this is an area where the government should step in. There is something about capitalism when human beings are the "capital" that just isn't right.